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I wrote the comment for this front page story about #MMR injury. Interesting quote from @NadineDorries a member of the powerful Commons Health Committee: ‘If an independent panel has reached the conclusion that there has been a link between the MMR...
...vaccine and the brain damage suffered by this boy, then it is fair to assume that there could be as many as thousands of children and parents in the same position.'

Was there an enquiry? Not a whisper. Parents continued to be gaslit and more children injured.
Robert Fletcher endures frequent epileptic fits and requires round-the-clock care from his parents Jackie and John, though he is not autistic.

He suffered the devastating effects after being given the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine when he was 13 months old.
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Fan wars in #KFI : My take
1. Media mafia banned @dasadarshan for various reasons . Did anyone question how ethical journalism it is?Reasons should be debated - fairly on both sides and move on. #Media is biased and different reasons contributed to this #ban
2. #Dboss was sidelined by #Media but his loyal fans stood by him throughout and made #Kranti a success . Some biggies who are behind #ban are irked by support and promotion of kranti wanted to push their ego to dent @dasadarshan pushed to pull him down in anyway #kfifanwar
3. Taking advantage of broken friendship of @KicchaSudeep and @dasadarshan , some unknown hands pushed for online hatred between two actors fans . It grew eventually with tit for tat from #dboss fans #kfifanwars
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#CSection conundrum 1/n

As a neonatologist I shall delve into short & long term effects on the child a bit later on.
For today, the question I am looking into is ‘will > C section = < maternal and neonatal mortality’ adjusted and not adjusted to Human developmental Index (HDI)
#Csection and #MMR and #NMR 2/n
WHO recommends an ideal rate of 15% at a population level. Less than this, mums and babies are at risk, more it will veer towards unnecessary sections.
Does this hold good when we look into pooled country wise data?
When adjusted to HDI, especially amongst developing countries there is ⬆️ risk of maternal deaths when C section rates are below 10%. But the correlation (higher C section - lower mortality) irons out pretty rapidly beyond 10% for MMR and 20% for NMR 3/n
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A metal ion orients SARS-CoV-2 mRNA to ensure accurate 2′-O methylation of its first nucleotide
The #SARSCoV2 #coronavirus is able to utilize the changes in metal ion concentrations to disguise itself in the human host body thus evading immune responses. Image
Efficacy of #clarithromycin on #COVID19 pneumonia without oxygen administration; protocol for multicenter, open-label, randomized-controlled, 3-armed parallel group comparison, exploratory trial #CAMECOVID
Japan Registry of Clinical Trials jRCTs071210011 Image
The influence of #HLA genotype on the severity of #COVID19 infection
A genetic link has been discovered explaining why some people catch #Covid but don't get sick. The gene is found three times as often in people who are #asymptomatic. Image
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🔝5 Concerns about #SARSCoV2 #Biology: A Call to Pause, Deliberate, and Revise Policy─This review is intended both as a basic resource and to initiate an open and critical dialog about SARS-CoV-2 biology for an independent and public call to action.…
Structural basis of ribosomal #frameshifting during translation of the #SARSCoV2 #RNA #genome
A unique feature of the SARS-CoV-2 genome controls protein synthesis and presents an "Achilles heel" of the virus. Image
Brainstem neuropathology in two cases of #COVID19: #SARSCoV2 trafficking between #brain and #lung
Neuropathologic evidence strongly suggests that the pathophysiology of COVID-19 related respiratory failure includes a neurogenic component. Image
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#Health, #education & #tourism hit hardest by #COVID19 — Uganda Population report 2020

✳️ 🇺🇬 Pop 45.7 million
✳️ 46% of them aged 0-14
✳️ Life expectancy 64 years
✳️ Maternal Mortality Ratio 375/100k

#SUPRE2020 #WorldPopulationReport
#SOWP2020… ImageImageImageImage
📍 Uganda 🇺🇬 population figures
✳️ Aged 0-14yrs - 46%
✳️ Aged 10-24yrs - 34.5%
✳️ Aged 15-64yrs - 52%
✳️ Aged 65+ - 2%
✳️ Life expectancy 64yrs
#SUPRE2020 #WorldPopulationReport
#SOWP2020… Image
📍 Uganda 🇺🇬 #Demography
➡️ Adolescent birth rate per
1,000 girls aged 15–19 | 2003 to 2008 — ✳️ 132
➡️ Child marriage by age 18 | 2005 to 2019 — ✳️ 34%
➡️ Female genital mutilation prevalence among girls
15–19 — ✳️ 30.1%
#SUPRE2020 #SOWP2020… Image
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I don't understand those saying they won't take the #coronavirus vaccine over safety concerns. Not that these are not legitimate, but put this into perspective, people in good health and under 60 years of age have a 99.97% chance of not dying #COVID19.
Yet, those same people give their children the #MMR #vaccine, claiming they would rather have their kids develop #autism than risk them get the #measles, which has virtually "zero" death rate. Go figure!
P.S. The #MMR vaccine was introduced in 1963 when mortality from measles was at practically "zero." 60 years later we are still jabbing children unnecessarily causing more deaths by the vaccine than the measles itself.
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Le sujet des SMR est le sujet le plus important du moment car il détermine tout le futur du nucléaire.

Je vais garder un #thread dédié de nouvelles ou synthèses sur ce thème.

#nucleaire #smr #mmr
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“In the last quarter century—there’ve only been seven truly new vaccines introduced globally into clinical practice.”—@Merck CEO Ken Frazier w/#Harvard Business School’s @tsedal on the grave disservice done to the public w/over promising a #COVID19 vaccine
“You’re one of four African American CEOs in the #Fortune500—does it make a difference to ‘our ppl’ that you’re in the room?”—@Merck CEO Ken Frazier w/#Harvard Business School’s @tsedal discussing the issue of race in America post-#GeorgeFloyd
nb: @wkamaubell @staceyabrams
@tsedal: What does it take to find a reliable vaccine?
@Merck’s Frazier: It takes a lot of time—(I think) the record for the fastest vaccine ever brought to market was Merck in the mump’s [#MMR #MMRV] vaccine, it took about 4yrs; our most recent vaccine for Ebola took 5.5yrs. Image
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On this final #VaxFactsFebruary of 2020, let’s recap:
✅No US #vaccines given to kids are made in China
✅Vaccines do not cause ppl to change gender
✅Vaccines are not toxic
✅>9/10 parents choose to vaccinate
✅US #vaccines are made in Canada, Belgium, Australia, France and the US
✅Vaccines prevent diseases that can be deadly to babies and children
✅BEST was to protect children is to vaccinate according to the CDC schedule— others are not evidence-based
#VaccinesWork! MMR, for example, is 97% effective in preventing #measles
#FluShot prevents ~50% of #flu and reduces hospitalization and death from flu by 65%
#HIB vaccine effectively ended HIB meningitis within just a few years
✅2 of 3 polio strains are GONE! Amazing!
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@hannah_disch I’ve just been through and had a look at which might have been (at least in part) vaccine preventable...
Happy for input from more expert individuals!

Abortive and stillborn: got to be a quite few German measles in there, and due to diseases like flu.
@hannah_disch Ague: no vaccine (yet!) for malaria, but other candidates for the causative agent could be things like flu; which we do vaccinate against.
Bit with a mad dog: definite win for #vaccines here!
@hannah_disch Bloody flux, scowring and flux: rotavirus very much a contender and also cholera!
Again, a win for #vaccines
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@JordanB4815 @callthecorners @TulsiGabbard @jennajameson @johnpodesta FACT: Vaccines contain Aluminum.

FACT: Aluminum is a known neurotoxin associated with brain dysfunctions.

FACT: Studies show that aluminum can cause long-term neurological damage. Image
@JordanB4815 @callthecorners @TulsiGabbard @jennajameson @johnpodesta “Research data suggests that vaccines containing Aluminum may be a contributing etiological factor in the increasing incidence of autism.”…
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Lets recap the real #SamoaMeasles story, shall we?
🔴 June 2018, nurse mixes #MMR vaccine w paralyzing med instead of sterile water
🔴2 babies die
🔴Rumors spread that MMR caused deaths
🔴Scared parents stop vaccinating and immunization rate plummets
🔴July 2018 US antivaxxer @delbigtree shares false story on @HighWireTalk stating deaths were due to #MMR vaccine
🔴June 2019 US antivaxxer @RobertKennedyJr visits #Samoa to reinforce that falsehood
🔴By Oct 2019 Samoan immunization rate is 31%
🔴Oct 2019 infectious traveler from New Zealand arrives on Samoa, starting outbreak
🔴Nov 15 Samoa declares state of emergency and begins mass vaccination
🔴Nov 17 Samoa shuts down schools indefinitely
🔴Nov 18 1,000 cases, 16 dead (mostly young children), 114 new cases in 24h
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Something I’ve thought of posting for awhile:

My personal manifesto on vaccines in the context of measles outbreaks and as an Epi PhD student with a small child under the age of 1.

A thread.

Grab some popcorn and settle in.

#Parenthood #StudentParent #EpiTwitter
A bit of background: We have family and many friends who live on #VashonIsland (known for having low rates of immunization).

My undergraduate thesis looked at school rates of vaccines on Vashon and found no #herdimmunity for ANY vaccine preventable disease in 2012.
Vashon is an evil genius’ dream for an outbreak.

There are 2 grocery stores, where everyone shops.

The schools share facilities, have student mentor exchanges, etc.

There are regular student trips to the 1 senior center.

Did I mention it’s an island?

It's dry tinder.
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Yesterday I was in Vancouver to sign a #waleg bill that removes the philosophical or personal objection exemption for the measles, mumps & rubella #vaccine. #vaccineswork #MMR

Thanks to Rep. Harris, @Sen_ACleveland, @WaHealthSec Wiesman & @ClarkCoWA_PH…
Nearly 20 years ago, the CDC declared #measles eliminated from the US. Measles once infected millions of Americans annually, hospitalizing tens of thousands and killing hundreds. Vaccines took us from millions of infections every year to it being eliminated here. #vaccineswork
Unfortunately, #measles returned. Three months ago we declared a state of emergency due to an outbreak that infected 71 people — many of them children. Thankfully, our outbreak ended April 29. This #waleg bill will help us stay diligent in protecting WA's communities & kids.
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Low vaccination rates are a #publichealth crisis, leading to outbreaks of deadly diseases like #measles. My new research in Vaccine/@ElsevierNews provides insight into the characteristics of people who post #antivax content on #Facebook:…
First, I want to credit my fantastic co-authors: @MTH_Pitt @emfelter @DrToddWo @ChadTRM @PittPubHealth. This research stemmed from thousands of #antivax comments on a video on the @kidspluspgh Facebook page:…
We used social network, quantitative, and qualitative analyses to examine 25% of people who left these comments. Our goal was to answer questions about who these people are, the information they post, and how they are connected.
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Week #5: #Measles & #MMR

Clear topic of the week was measles (so many convos w/ concerned parents this week!) so this week’s thread is on the MMR vaccine

#VaccinesWork #VaxFactsFebruary

@Dr_ScottK @PedsGeekMD @DrJaimeFriedman @DrPanMD


Brief overview on #measles:

Highly #contagious - 90% of susceptible (i.e. non-vaccinated) persons will become ill if exposed

- Fever
- 3 C's (cough, conjunctivitis, coryza)
- #Koplik spots
- Rash (starts on face & spreads downward)

Sources for thread: @CDCgov & @WHO

Complications from #measles:

Ear infxn (1 in 10) - can cause hearing loss
Pneumonia (1 in 20) - most common cause of death
Encephalitis (1 in 1000)
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (4-11 in 100,000)

1 in 4 will be hospitalized
1-2 in 1,000 will die


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Origins of the "Vaccines cause autism" hoax. In 1998, Andrew Wakefield released a paper claiming to have linked the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to the onset of autism. His work has since been described as “the most damaging medical hoax of the last 100 years."
Wakefield also had major financial conflicts of interest. While he was discrediting the combination MMR vaccine and suggesting parents should give their children single shots over a longer period of time, he was filing patents for single-disease vaccines.
The General Medical Council (the UK’s medical regulator) found that he had paid children at his son’s 10th birthday party to donate their blood for his research.
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